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Associate Buyer

Montgomery, TX 77356

Posted: 06/03/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Administrative Job Number: 23355 Pay Rate: $50,000 - $52,000

Job Description

A well-established nationwide distributor of beauty products is seeking an Associate Buyer with a keen eye for detail and a passion for streamlining the purchasing process. This role will be responsible for evaluating buying needs, analyzing inventory, forecasting supply chain needs, managing vendors, and supporting business plans. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and has a robust knowledge of supply chain strategies and vendor management.

If you have a passion for beauty products and staying on top of market trends, this is the perfect opportunity for you to grow your skills and make a meaningful impact on the business.
Salary + Additional Benefits:
  • $50,000-$52,000
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K - company match
  • Product Discounts

Location: Montgomery, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Respond to e-mails and phone calls from suppliers and vendors and interact with various employees to keep purchase orders moving smoothly.
  • Work together with sales representatives, purchasing agents, on new and existing sales, or when a problem arises.
  • Responsible for providing quotes, lead times, price, and minimum buy information.
  • Responsible for the analysis and maintenance of procurement and logistics data, including purchase orders, quotations, and invoices source catalogs, and inventory management.
  • Make inquiries and evaluate suppliers on the basis of price, quality, and selection; service, support, and availability, and other factors relevant to the organization.
  • Purchase the highest quality products at the least possible cost and in correct quantities.
  • Carry out the preparation of purchase orders, review requisitions for goods and services, and solicit bid proposals as needed.
  • Monitor shipments to guarantee on-time delivery and settle problems associated with undelivered or damaged goods.
  • Accurately report all project milestones to top management.
  • Analyze different commodity markets to understand market trends and ensure that the organization is using the right supplier.
  • Attend Trade Shows to seek out products and trends.

  • 2-4+ years of purchasing, procurement or buying experience within the beauty industry (hair care, makeup, or fragrance)
  • Advanced excel skills (including v-lookups & pivot tables)
  • Working knowledge of Canva 
  • A passion for staying on top of new items in the market and constantly being on the lookout for new trends.
  • Strong negotiating and communication skills
  • Must be able to manage competing demands in a fast-paced environment while being extremely adaptable and flexible
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills.
  • Must be comfortable with some travel

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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Rosie Fisk
Recruiter - Murray Professional

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Sales, Marketing, Administrative, and Customer Service.


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